Keep Track of Your Comments
Every once in a while a service comes along that is simply amazing. And this is one of them.
So if you aren’t using co.mments then shame on you. It is a fantastic service that allows you to track any site that has comments.
How many times have you left a comment on an obscure blog and never to return again because you forgot to? You are dying to find out if someone has replied to your comment but you can’t because you couldn’t remember the blog’s name? I don’t know about you but that has happened to me more times than I care to remember. Or maybe you just want the convenience of tracking your comments without having to visit each individual site only to find that nothing new is happening? Or perhaps you just have an interest in following the conversation (lurking).Whatever the reason, co.mments is a service that the Bloke just can’t live without. It works with Internet Explorer browser, Firefox, Safari, Opera and more. New features include the ability to share your tracking lists with others and email alerts.Maybe you already knew all that, but did you also know that you can track an entire site? So why would you want to do that? Well maybe the blog is not that busy and doesn’t warrant a regular visit. Very cool.
Take a look at my left sidebar (on my home page) and you should see a “Currently Tracking” widget that I’m experimenting with. A benefit of something like this is it enables my readers to quickly scan the conversations that I am participating in the blogosphere. I will monitor this script for any negative impact on this blog’s performance and if it is no longer there it is because I deemed it a bandwidth hog and dumped it.
TIP: You have two choices of tracking comments. The first uses a cookie, and the second requires registering for an account to log into. Take the second choice because if you are in a habit of cleaning out your cookies and cache like I do you will quickly lose all your bookmarks. (I learned that the hard way).
Even FeedBurner has a FeedFlare widget that can place a simple footer at the bottom of each post like I do, making it easy to encourage your readers to follow the conversation.
It’s all about convenience, and best of all it’s completely free! So what are you waiting for? Start co.mmenting.
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